- Gimba Yau Kumo has reacted to the ICPC's declaration that he is a wanted man
- President Buhari's former in-law noted that the anti-graft agency is in a hurry to tag him as a fraudulent individual
- Kumo added that both the DSS and the EFCC has quizzed him even before the commission's published notice
- The former in-law to the president is of the view that this is nothing short of witch-hunting
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The former son-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, Gimba Yau Kumo, has accused the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) of witch-hunting him.
Kumo, in a letter to the agency's leadership through his lawyer, Patrick Etim, claimed that he was never invited for interrogation before being declared wanted, The Cable reports.
According to Punch, Etim noted that for the records, his client was not in hiding at the time when the ICPC published its declaration, adding that his office and residential addresses are public knowledge.
Also, the lawyer, addressing Bolaji Owasanoye, the ICPC's chairman, disclosed that the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had already questioned Kumo over the alleged $65 million fraud.
Part of the letter read:
“Sir, it is instructive to ask why the witch-hunt? Why the hurry to declare our client wanted? Why the publication without properly inviting our client in accordance with the law? What actually is the aim behind these investigations having been investigated by the DSS and EFCC on the same subject matter?”
Earlier, Kumo was on Thursday, May 13, declared wanted by the ICPC. The spokesman of the ICPC, Azuka Ogugua, in a published notice on Thursday, announced that Kumo, alongside two other suspects, Tarry Rufus, and Bola Ogunsola, were allegedly involved in the diversion of national housing funds to the tune of $65,000,000.
He appealed to anyone with useful information on their whereabouts to report to ICPC Headquarters Abuja, any of its state offices or the nearest police station.
The public was also told to call the agency on its toll-free lines or send an email to email@example.com.